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Rodgers-Bloomfield family collection

Rodgers-Bloomfield family collection

Descriptive Summary

Title: Rodgers-Bloomfield family collection
Creator: Rodgers, Ravaud K. (Ravaud Kearney), 1796-1879
Inclusive Dates: 1818-1939
Language(s): English
Extent: 1 Linear Feet 3 boxes, 1 oversized folder
Collection Number: ms2286
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Ravaud Kearney Rodgers (1796-1879) was a Presbyterian minister. He was the son of John R. B. Rodgers, M.D., surgeon in the Revolutionary army, practicing physician, and professor in the medical department of Columbia College, New York City. His grandfather, John Rodgers, D.D., was minister of the First Church, in New York, founder of the Brick Church, and the first moderator of the General Assembly in 1789. In 1874 he removed to Athens, Georgia.

Robert L. Bloomfield came to Athens from New Jersey, was superintendent of Athens Factory, ardent and active member of Emmanuel Church, built St. Mary's Church and made generous gifts to it. Dr. James C. Bloomfield is his son. History Of Athens And Clarke County, H. J. Rowe, Publisher, 1923.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of a Bible, concordance and common place book which belonged to Reverend John Rodgers. The papers include his letters, sermons, papers relating to church calls, his graduation from theological seminary at Princeton University, Bible societies which he was a member, and various church activities of the Bound Brook Presbyterian Church.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Rodgers-Bloomfield family collection, ms2286, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Bloomfield, Robert L.
Clergy -- New Jersey.
Clergy -- New York -- New York.
Presbyterian Church -- Clergy.
Rodgers, John, 1727-1811

Related Collections in this Repository

Related materials found in the following collections of this repository: Ravaud K. Rogers papers, ms132.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Correspondence, 1902-1907
12-18Correspondence, 1800-1888
119Correspondence - undated
120Actions taken by Bound Brook Trustees of Presbyteriann Church
121Certificates, 1818-1831
124Background History of Bound Brook Presbyterian Church
125Background History of Rev. Ravard K. Rodgers
126Legal Statements
21The Holy Bible , 1819
22A Common Place-Book to the Holy Bible
23A Complete Concordance to the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testament, 1744
31Newspaper Cuttings, 1875-1953
32Rogers-Bloomfield Scrapbooks, 1961 May 25
1A A Tribute to the Memory of R. K. Bloomfield